And I'd say it's unlikely you'll find one. 55 gal isn't a "bulk" sale
to distributors and they're not going to waste their time. Farm
deliveries here are now 500 gal minimum excepting for some existing
long-term customers that are on routes that can cover going elsewhere.
I can still get 250 gal but not except when they're heading by to/from
one of the neighbors; they won't come out just for me any longer.
Curious about your farm deliveries. Do/Can you pay the road taxes
on that, or is it always for off-road use?
30 years ago in a place far away, I remember we 'couldn't' gas our
cars from the farm tanks. I don't know if that was peculiar to the
area, the delivery outfit, how it was set up for this farmer-- or
just BS from the farmer so he didn't have to deal with us using his
Long ago and far away, my father used to have an elevated tank of
DIESEL, for topping off the company backhoe. This was at his small
construction company, and the 'storage yard' was maybe 3 city lots, so
everything above the six-food fence was visible to people (and kids)
driving by. One time they forgot to padlock the hose nozzle to the hook,
and some kids filled up their car from the tank. My father didn't have
the heart to press charges- the pain of explaining to daddy about the
tow bill and fuel system flush was punishment enough, he figured. Of
course, diesel was a lot cheaper back then.
Yeah, my bad- I should get off the computer when my eyes start going
blurry. I conflated your original post and the first response. But that
is still a tiny delivery. An elevated farmer tank with gravity feed
instead of a pump, would probably be the smallest they would do
deliveries for. Used to be pretty common for well-off folks in the
boonies, but most areas regulate tanks so tightly now, that only
businesses play that game any more. Might be worth a few phone calls,
but plan on a sealed slab with a berm tall enough to hold the entire
tank contents, and 'X' feet from any living quarters, to have any chance
of approval from the PTB or your insurance company. Probably also an
inspection and certification cycle to deal with.
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